Hydrogeology, water quality, and stormwater-sediment chemistry of the Grande Wash area, Fort McDowell Indian Reservation, Maricopa County, Arizona

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Title Hydrogeology, water quality, and stormwater-sediment chemistry of the Grande Wash area, Fort McDowell Indian Reservation, Maricopa County, Arizona
Creator Hoffmann, John P.
Subject Water quality; Aquifers; Sediments (Geology); Hydrogeology; Groundwater; Water -- Pesticide content; Trace elements in water
Spatial Coverage Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico); Arizona
Description Grande Wash is a tributary of the Verde River and drains an area of 13 square miles within the McDowell Mountains and the Town of Fountain Hills in Central Arizona. The wash enters the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation at the eastern boundary of Fountain Hills and is incised in coarse-grained alluvium that is contiguous with the alluvial aquifer along the Verde River. The aquifer is used by the Fort McDowell Indian Community and the City of Phoenix for municipal water supplies. Episodic flows in Grande Wash, in response to storms, carry potentially hazardous runoff from Fountain Hills onto the reservation. Additional potential hazards to ground water include contamination from a wastewater-treatment plant located less than 1 mile upstream from the reservation boundary, and from a landfill and a cement-processing plant immediately adjacent to the main channel of the wash. Coarse-grained deposits in Grande Wash also include recent stream-channel deposits, soil backfill, landfill materia
Publisher U. S. Geological Survey
Contributors Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
Date 2000
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications pdf file copied from USGS website (http://az.water.usgs.gov/pubs/00-4116intro.htm). Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.7.
Identifier http://az.water.usgs.gov/pubs/00-4116intro.htm
Source Hoffmann, John P., Hydrogeology, water quality, and stormwater-sediment chemistry of the Grande Wash area, Fort McDowell Indian Reservation, Maricopa County, Arizona, Tucson, Arizona: U. S. Geological Survey Water Resources Investigations Report 00-4116, 52 p.
Language eng
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of the USGS
Holding Institution University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s6b8571m
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2005-08-19
Date Modified 2005-10-19
ID 1145896
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b8571m
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